Shelly Bradbury

phone: 423-757-6525

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter.

She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint Hill Times.

Outside the newsroom, Shelly enjoys hiking, horseback riding, traveling and fishing.

If you have an idea for a story, call Shelly at 423-757-6525 or email

Recent Stories »

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston is launching a new multi-agency division to investigate local cold cases, he announced today.

The Red Bank police officer who is being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for his role in a violent April arrest is taking two weeks of earned personal leave, police department Chief Tim Christol said.

Things didn't go exactly as planned at Chattanooga's first Ironman.

A body was found in the Tennessee River under the Olgiati Bridge early this morning.

Tacks and oil have been thrown on the Chattanooga Ironman bike course, Ironman officials confirmed around noon.

Ironman athletes hit the water in droves as the sun rose this morning, kicking off the city's first Ironman triathlon competition.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston on Thursday asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the arrest of a Red Bank man beaten by police in April.

District Attorney Neal Pinkston today asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the arrest of the Red Bank man beaten by police in April.

The charges against a Red Bank man who was beaten by police in April will be reconsidered by a grand jury after Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston received a video of the arrest that was not previously provided to prosecutors despite a subpoena filed by a defense attorney.

About two weeks after retired Chattanooga assistant police chief Kirk Eidson shot his 18-year-old stepson in the leg at the family’s North Chattanooga home, public records show the stepson has a severe mental illness and that police have responded to the home before.

More stories

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.